How long to fry coral mushrooms

Soak coral mushrooms in water in a ratio of 1:10 before frying, then squeeze. Stew coral mushrooms for 10 minutes under the lid, then 7-10 minutes without a lid until golden brown.

How to fry coral mushrooms

1. Put dried coral mushroom in a bowl and pour water in a ratio of 1:10 (500 milliliters of water for every 50 grams of coral mushroom).
2. Cover and leave to swell for 1 hour.
3. Lightly squeeze the coral mushroom, cut into thin strips.
4. Heat the pan, put butter (for every 50 grams of mushroom, a cube of 3 centimeters).
5. Put the coral mushrooms, salt, pepper, first under the lid for 10 minutes over moderate heat, then evaporate excess moisture over medium heat with the lid open for 5-7 minutes.

Optionally, mushrooms can be fried with onions and herbs, and oil can be replaced with vegetable oil .

Salad with fried coral mushrooms

coral mushrooms – 30 grams
Onions – 1 head
Chicken eggs – 2 pieces
Cucumber – 2 pieces
Raw smoked sausage (can be replaced with boiled peppered meat or poultry) – 50 grams
Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – 1 tablespoon
Ground black pepper – on the tip of a knife

How to make coral mushroom salad
1. Soak coral mushroom in 300 milliliters of water for 1 hour, then squeeze lightly and chop.
2. Heat the pan, pour in the oil and put the coral mushroom.
3. Stew the coral mushroom for 10 minutes under the lid.
4. Peel and finely chop the onion.
5. Add the onion to the pan to the coral mushroom and fry with the lid open for 7-10 minutes until golden brown.
6. Salt and pepper, taste.
7. Boil chicken eggs, cool, peel and finely chop.
8. Wash, cut and chop cucumbers into thin strips.
9. Cut the raw smoked sausage into cubes.
10. Put the fried coral mushrooms in a bowl, add eggs, cucumbers and smoked sausage.
11. Stir the salad, add salt and pepper to taste, season with sour cream or sauce.

Tasty Facts

– The name “coral” mushroom is due to the similarity in appearance with a branch of coral with the only visual difference – coral mushrooms, as a rule, have a spherical appearance. Other names are snow mushroom, blackberry (blackberry), royal, inier and others. In ancient China, the mushroom was even called “Royal” for its healing properties.

– The benefits of coral fungus are due to its unusually rare content of vitamins: there is even more vitamin D in coral fungus than in cod liver, and platelet activating factor (PAF) helps keep the circulatory system in good shape.

– Coral mushrooms grow in Asia on trees and less often in the soil. In Russia, it is included in the Red Book as a rare mushroom; it can be found in Karelia and the Caucasus.

– In Russia, you can buy a coral mushroom in dried form – the price of 1 kilogram of mushrooms reaches 1,500 rubles. (on average in Moscow as of June 2016), however, taking into account that coral mushrooms increase their mass by 9 times when soaked, we can say that the price in Russia is about 150 rubles / 1 kilogram.

– The taste of coral mushrooms is practically absent, but they are very pleasant to the bite with their unusual crispy-springy structure.